Monday, November 2, 2009

"Able" Mable pockets $1,500 from Norwood

Posted By on Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 8:32 PM

click to enlarge Mable got paid, beeyatch!
  • Mable got paid, beeyatch!

Finally I've got an answer to my earlier question of what Mary Norwood had to spend to earn an endorsement from "Able" Mable Thomas.

Thanks to the most recent financial disclosures, filed Friday evening, we now know that the councilwoman's mayoral campaign paid the mercenary rabble-rouser $1,500 for "consulting services."

Is it too cynical to wonder if Thomas' services consisted of consulting with Norwood on what it would cost to buy her endorsement?

Frankly, unless there was some kind of "in-kind" compensation promised, "Able" Mable comes cheaper than I thought.

What proved more surprising to me is that Norwood paid City Hall hanger-on Dave Walker a grand for — snicker — "outreach." My guess is this largely meant Walker agreed to refrain from publicly heckling her during meetings.

(Despite Lisa Borders' allegations, we couldn't find an expenditure to ex-candidate Glenn Thomas.)

So, what have we learned? Namely, that the rest of us got shafted when Norwood was handing out the Benjamins! Oh, well, there's always the runoff…

(Photo by Joeff Davis)

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